IISG is once again headed to the Midwest’s biggest sports show to spread the word about easy steps boaters and anglers can take to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. The Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show will take place February 20 – March 1 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Danielle Hilbrich and Alice Denny will be onsite at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources booth in the Tackle Town pavilion beginning Feb. 26.   

With hundreds of exhibits featuring information and cutting-technology on everything from fishing tackle to boating to quite sports, this show is a one-stop-shop for outdoor enthusiasts. Speeches spanning the week will also give visitors a chance to hear directly from professional anglers. Radio host Dan Armitage will even hold seminars with ‘how-to’ advice for the kids interested in fishing. 

Despite its size, we know many boaters, anglers, and other recreational water users can’t make it out to Indianapolis. Fortunately, you can read all about how aquatic invaders like quagga mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil are crowding out native species and changing food webs on our website. You can also learn how three simple steps—remove, drain, dry—can curb the spread of existing invaders and prevent the introduction of new species.